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Thaddeus Gibson

Date of birth : 1987-10-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Euclid, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-24

PRO: Drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft…was one of two linebackers taken by the Steelers in the first four rounds of the Draft, joining second-round selection Jason Worilds…entered the NFL Draft following his junior season…was the first of two Ohio State products drafted by the Steelers in the 2010 Draft, joining seventh-round defensive tackle Doug Worthington.

COLLEGE: Gibson started 23-of-35 games at Ohio State – 13 at left defensive end and 10 on the right side…finished his career with 82 tackles (49 solos), 10 sacks for minus-55 yards and 25.0 stops for losses totaling 86 yards…his 13 stops behind the line of scrimmage in 2009 tied for 24th on the school’s season-season list with several others, most recently by All-America linebacker A.J. Hawk (2003)…caused five fumbles and recovered three others, returning one 69 yards for a touchdown…deflected four passes and gained 5 yards on one interception return…African and African-American Studies major. 2009: All-Big Ten Conference second-team selection by the league’s coaches…moved to left defensive end, starting every game…recorded 45 tackles (27 solos) with four sacks for minus-21 yards, as his 13.0 stops for losses of 38 yards tied for 24th on the school single-season list…added a QB pressure, a pass deflection and a 5-yard interception return…recovered and caused a pair of fumbles…helped the team rank seventh in the nation vs. the run (90.77 ypg.), fifth in total defense (262.31 ypg.) and fifth in scoring defense (12.54 ppg.)…in addition to his 13 stops for loss, he brought down ball carriers at the line of scrimmage for no gain on five other attempts…in 46 running plays he was involved in, those runners managed just 60 yards (1.30 ypc) and five first downs, as he delivered eight third-down stops vs. the ground attack and three more in passing situations. 2008: Named to The NFL Draft Report’s Sophomore All-America second-team…recipient of the Agonis/Rick Meyer Award from the Ohio State coaching staff…started the final 10 games at right defensive end, helping the team rank sixth in the nation in scoring defense (13.92 ppg.), as the defense held opponents to an average of 293.77 yards per game, third-best in the conference…registered 26 tackles (14 solos) that included five sacks for minus-27 yards and nine stops for losses totaling 38 yards…deflected one pass and caused two fumbles…recovered a fumble that he advanced 69 yards for a touchdown. 2007: The reserve outside linebacker saw most of his playing time with the special team units, recording 11 tackles (eight solos)…caused a fumble vs. Wisconsin when he sacked QB Tyler Donovan in the Wisconsin clash…had three tackles, including one for a loss in his collegiate debut vs. Youngstown State. 2006: Redshirted as a freshman, participating on the scout team.

PERSONAL: Attended Euclid (Oh.) High School, where he was twice named All-Ohio and to the Cleveland Plain Dealer “Best of the Best” all-star team…The Big 33 selection was also named the Cleveland Touchdown Club’s 2005 Defensive Player of the Year…as a senior, registered 39 total tackles, 10 quarterback sacks and eight stops behind the line of scrimmage, as he also totaled 24 quarterback pressures…posted 50 tackles, 17 sacks, 22 pressures and two interceptions as a junior…also excelled as a forward on the school’s basketball team…son of Gwedolyn Gibson…Full name: Thaddeus Gibson.


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